Turkish Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Ahmet Hikmet Şahin

Balıkesir Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Çocuk Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Balıkesir, Türkiye

Keywords: Hydrosalphinx, adolescent girl, child, infertility


Hydrosalphinx is the fallopian tubes getting filled with fluid due to their blockage. It usually occurs with obstruction of fallopian tubes after infection in women of sexually active age. The aim of this article is to draw attention to hydrosalpinx in adolescent girls because of two adolescent cases. First case; a cystic lesion of 38x51x76 mm in the right adnexal region was detected in the lower abdominal magnetic resonance imaging of a 13-year-old girl who presented with the complaint of abdominal pain and vomiting. Right tubal torsion and hydrosalpinx were detected during abdominal exploration. The tube was detorsioned and marsupialization was applied to the hydrosalpinx. Second case; a cystic lesion with dimensions of 24x12x35 cm was detected in the abdominal ultrasonography of a 16-year-old girl who presented with the complaint of abdominal pain and a palpable mass. On abdominal exploration, a right hydrosalpinx filling the entire abdomen was detected. Tubal excision was performed. Both cases have not been undergone any intraabdominal surgery previously

Hydrosalpinx is very rare in adolescent girls. Hydrosalpinx also should be considered in lower abdominal pain. Cases should be examined in terms of preventing infertility problems in future carefully, development of adhesion should be curtailed and parents should be informed in detail.

Cite as: Şahin AH. Adölesan kız çocuklarında hidrosalpinks: İki olgu ne öğretti? Çoc. Cer. Derg. 2021;35(1):45-8.